Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s May 25 webinar features “Your Calves Are Shedding Cocci: The Magnitude of the Problem.” This free, one-hour educational offering starts at 2 p.m.

During this webinar, Gerald Mechor, a technical consultant at Elanco Animal Health, will discuss the importance of a thorough examination and diagnostic testing to help confirm a positive case of coccidiosis, as well as prevention tips to keep calves healthy during this critical growth stage. Coccidiosis remains a common disease pathogen present on all dairies with the potential to significantly impact calves and heifers.

Mechor notes that when diarrhea is present in weaned calves, a quick diagnosis of coccidiosis is often made and treatment begins. But what if it’s the wrong treatment? What if the problem isn’t coccidiosis? While diarrhea is a common symptom of coccidiosis, its occurrence in calves does not always equate to coccidia. Bacteria, viruses, parasitic infections and dietary changes are other common causes of diarrhea in weaned calves.

To register for the webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/DCHARUMENSIN2021 and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

This article was submitted by the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association.

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